10+ Tips for Playing Merge Dragons!

Updated on March 8, 2019
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10+ tips, tricks and cheats for Merge Dragons! mobile game.
10+ tips, tricks and cheats for Merge Dragons! mobile game. | Source

Merge Dragons! is a mobile game for Android and iOS devices that takes you to a magical land with dragons, mystical items and evil "Zomblins," which you can defeat in order to reclaim the land. You can reclaim land by matching (or merging) things in groups of three. The game is part match-3, part puzzle, and part collecting/city-building, as you also have a base camp where you can collect dragons and other items, upgrade them, and plan out your land.

Though the gameplay is pretty simplistic at first glance, there's a lot that can be overlooked if you're not aware. Here's 10+ tips to help you have the best experience playing Merge Dragons!

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1. Merge Everything!

Pretty much everything in the game can be merged; from dragons, coins and gems, down to the stars you win after beating a goal in a level. Merging always leads to a higher score/grander result, so merge everything you can in the game to see what you can discover and collect!

2. Merge 5 Instead of 3

Merging 5 instead of 3 always yields better results!
Merging 5 instead of 3 always yields better results!

Speaking of merging, did you know that you can merge things in clusters of 5, instead of just clusters of 3? Merging 5 objects together leads to double the output; i.e. if you merge 5 clovers, you'll get 2 life flowers, instead of merging 3 clovers to get 1. It's always best to save your items for a 5-way merge, if you can.

3. Save Your Merges

When you're playing on the home camp, try your best to organise things so you can merge them later. Group your objects together, but far enough apart so that you won't accidentally merge them, and (as mentioned above), save your objects until you have enough of them to make a 5-way merge!

4. Farm Bricks by Harvesting Rocks

I've got two of my biggest dragons harvesting for bricks here!
I've got two of my biggest dragons harvesting for bricks here!

Bricks are quite handy in the game- this currency can be used to buy chests, which contain more useful objects for your camp, and buildings, which allow you to hold more dragons (and help them sleep faster), hold more coins, or more bricks. In order to get the most amount of bricks quickly, drop your dragons on any rocks in the game to harvest.

Then, just like everything else, continue to merge the bricks by 5. You can end up with powerful brick stones, which will give you up to 25,000 bricks upon tapping!

5. Farm Coins by Harvesting Fruit

Much like the stones in the game, coins can be gained by harvesting fruit trees. Coins are used to buy more dragons and buildings. When you drag a dragon onto a fruit tree, they'll retrieve a piece of fruit (pears, bananas, grapes, raspberries, etc.).

Merge 5 pieces of fruit and you'll gain a random amount of tiny magic coins (worth 1 coin) and/or a bronze coin (worth 4 coins). Again, merge these coins to lead to the Magic Gem of Life- worth 25k coins.

6. Spend All Bricks and Coins Before Playing a Level

While you're on your camp, you can go over your threshold for coins and bricks (for example, if you only have 300 brick storage and gain 350 worth of brick the remaining brick will fall onto a pile somewhere in your camp for you to collect later). However, if you're outside of the camp, in one of the levels, any access coins or bricks can not be collected and will basically be wasted.

As you get to higher levels in the game, you can really gain a lot of bricks and coins by merging and harvesting items, so don't waste them by having a full storage. Make sure you buy some dragon eggs, chests, or buildings before you leave camp, so you can maximum your collection potential in the levels!

7. Play Levels to Gain More Coins/Bricks

This goes along with the last tip, but you can farm coins and bricks as well by playing levels with lots of fruit trees or stones. You can farm coins in Totem Shire 2 and stone in Quarry 8, or any other level with an adequate amount of space to harvest lots of coins/bricks and then merge.

8. Replay Levels for More Prizes

I've replayed this level several times and now my next prize is a valuable Dragon egg nest!
I've replayed this level several times and now my next prize is a valuable Dragon egg nest!

You may not have noticed, but if you replay levels, you can win more prizes! Some of the beginning levels are super easy to do, only require 1 chalice of stamina, and can give you rare rewards like a egg nests (not to mention any coins or bricks you might collect as well!).

9. Redirect Your Dragons on the Camp

When your dragons wake up, they will have a mind of their own and start harvesting your lowest-level items. Simply drag them to what you want them to harvest, or tap on them to get them stop harvesting. Don't let them waste their energy harvesting something you don't need them to harvest!

10. Save Your Dragon Gems!

It may be tempting to use them for stamina or to wake up dragons, but save the purple gems. They can be used for many things later on in the game, and you'll want as many as you can have. Resist using them, and save them for the bigger Dragon Chests, which contain rare rewards.

11. Take Dragon Stars Back to Camp

When you're playing a level and get a purple Dragon Star, don't tap it! Instead, finish the level and bring it back to Camp with you, where you can save it to merge with other Dragon Stars. Merge 3-5 of them, and you'll get a Magnificent Dragon Star, which you can tap 10-12 times for Dragon gems!

12. Sell Some Dragon Chests for Coins

It may be tempting to spend purple gems on these, but sell them for gold coins, instead!
It may be tempting to spend purple gems on these, but sell them for gold coins, instead!

Some of the Dragon Chests aren't worth spending your diamonds on- namely the Dragon Egg Chest, the Radiant Egg Chest, or the Dragon Nest Vault. While you might think it's tempting to open these shiny chests- don't use up a huge amount of gems to open them, as the rewards will only be things like eggs and small objects which you can buy using coins and bricks (which are far easier to obtain than the Dragon Gems).

You can also sell the Dragon Chests and get a decent amount of coins (anywhere from 40 to 100 coins)!

13. Keep an Eye Out for Secret Levels

There are secret levels hidden all throughout the game map!
There are secret levels hidden all throughout the game map!

There are a few secret levels on the map, which can basically only be found by tapping around on the map. Of course, you can cheat and find a list of all them here, but I recommend just tapping around and finding them all on your own!

14. Only Merge Dragons at the Camp When They Have Used All Their Stamina

Don't merge these little guys until they've done all they can in the camp!
Don't merge these little guys until they've done all they can in the camp!

When you're at the camp and start hatching new dragon eggs, you'll notice that you will get notifications to merge them on the right hand side. Though it may be tempting to merge them immediately upon seeing the notification, wait until the dragons have used all their stamina (and are heading back to the dragon home) before merging them; the newly merged dragon will have full stamina, and you can use them again to harvest items!

That's all the tips I have for now! Do you have any tips for Merge Dragons? Which tip did you find most useful? Let me know in the comments section below!

Questions & Answers

  • How can I skip a level in Merge Dragons? I am on Challenge 17, and it’s so long and boring.

    It is not possible to skip a level.

  • Are shrubs useful in Merge Dragons! or should I just sell them for 1 coin?

    Shrubs can be merged into bushes, which you can tap or harvest for mushrooms. Merge mushrooms together and sell for more coins. So, no, just merge them to make more expensive sellables!

  • In Merge Dragons, what do I do to expand the limit on my coin and bricks storage? Also, what is the best way to get more gems?

    You need to build more of the coin and brick storage buildings to be able to hold more coins and bricks. You can get gems by playing the levels- some levels reward you with gems. Or you can buy them, of course.

  • I have at least bronze stars on every level of Merge Dragons, but it won't expand past challenge 26. What am I doing wrong?

    Have you accidentally skipped a level? There are some levels that aren't obvious to find on the map - check and see if you have really completed them all.

  • Only one part of my Merge Dragons game is working. The dragons have had 1176 hours sleep. The little ship at the bottom has disappeared. The pond is not popping out bushes. What should I do?

    That sounds messed up! I've never had problems like that with my game, all I can recommend is uninstalling it and installing it again to see if that helps. Otherwise, you should contact the developers and let them know what's happening.

© 2018 Brittany Brown


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      2 weeks ago

      If anything shows a green 'ring' highlight when you select it, it can be merged. Don't sell it unless A) the item highlights as a black ring (which means you CAN'T merge it any more) or B).you need the space.

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      3 weeks ago

      How do I bring the dragon gems back to my camp when I get them on a playing level?

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      Christine BUNNY 

      6 weeks ago

      I have many many coins, taking up space in my camp What can I do with them ?

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      2 months ago

      I have a question. I just build 2 gnome homes but they disappeared. Where did they go?

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      3 months ago

      I seem to have a lot of matching chests that won’t merge and they are taking up a lot of space, is it possible to merge them or get rid of them? Thanks.

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      4 months ago

      How do I open jars to get double harvested items

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      4 months ago

      What come from merging 3 pear trees and does it produce as many coins as from gathering pears?

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      4 months ago

      How do I “buy” things in Merge Dragons?

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      4 months ago

      How do I use my chalices?

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      LAURA Postin 

      5 months ago


      I don’t seem to be able to sell dragon chests. Could you advise please

      Regards laura

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      5 months ago

      For those of you having trouble selling things, there is a triangle that you need to push and it expands. That is where the “sell” Option is.

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      5 months ago

      I can’t seem to sell my chests for coins and they are building up? Is there something wrong or something I need to do?

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      7 months ago

      I searched for info on the Sapphire dragons, how are they merged when they don’t show up in the book nor does the 3 merge work... advice please

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      7 months ago

      How do you collect wood in Challenge 17?

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      Lester Lands 

      8 months ago

      The chests that are locked are only good for selling. Click on and sell. The free ones you get from the dragons are good to merge. Resist the temptation to open them as soon as you get them. Try to merge 5 at a time.

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      Hugs camp 

      9 months ago

      I tried clicking on a chest to sell it and all I get is to unlock them for gems. I have an over-abundance if them and need to get rid of them. How do I do this?

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      11 months ago

      You can spend gems and buy them from the Shop

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      merger pro 

      11 months ago

      how to unlock a mystic cloud without the key? I merged the Sunday flower into twin flower but I need a Sunday flower to unlock a mystic cloud :(

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      Brittany Brown 

      12 months ago from Sydney, Australia

      The dragons will sleep on their own, but you can also drag them to their homes and they'll sleep/rest.

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      Kelly Barton 

      12 months ago

      Is it possible to pause your dragons or make them go to sleep?

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      12 months ago

      What do you do when you visit a land can you get coins

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      Catherine Albright 

      13 months ago from Henderson, Nevada

      if you are having problems contact customer support they want to help. Second You tube has people who upload videos of each level and how they did it. Toasted Gamer Boutique is my favorite, she also has a website for it as well. Third the other place for help is the games wiki page at fandom dot com

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      Brittany Brown 

      13 months ago from Sydney, Australia

      Hi Elise! The same thing happened to me, despite the game being linked to Facebook, I wasn't able to transfer the game to my new phone either. It's a real shame, as I had gotten quite far as well. Try contacting support to see if there's anything they suggest, but I wasn't able to transfer my saved data, either.

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      Elise Hendrickson 

      13 months ago

      I’ve been playing this game for about 3-4 years and have bought several items and eggs, etc.. I just got a new phone and I can’t seem to be able to transfer my game. I won’t start over. Not after acquiring so much. How do I get my game to transfer??

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      Barbara Rogers 

      14 months ago

      How do i get pass challenge 21 i have tried and can not figure it out please help

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      14 months ago

      How do I merge the logs in challenge 17?

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      15 months ago

      How do you bring back dragon eggs from quests?

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      15 months ago

      What is the dragon that drops golden seeds

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      15 months ago

      What is the secret to Level 21 challenge?? Lol. I def need help.

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      16 months ago

      I just learned you can turn off automatic merging in the Settings menu. This will save you from accidentally merging 3 items when you want to save them for 5!!!

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      17 months ago

      Rather than dragging and dropping a dragon over something to harvest you can double tap the item and any available dragon will come flying over.

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      20 months ago

      How can i open a dimentional ball ?

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      20 months ago

      Do you keep your extra dragon eggs from temp quests (sorry don't know what the are called) like the recent Halloween one. I only have 2 of a few and most likely wont get anymore.

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      20 months ago

      I find the best way to keep dragons from wasting stamina is to keep your map full, then they will wait for instructions, this is especially useful when you have like 20+ dragons running around Willy Nilly. I've also started waiting to merge dragons at camp too I have a quest star telling me to, so I don't have to scramble to find or buy them, same with opening and merging chests.

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      22 months ago

      Where do you find these tacos to feed the dragons?

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      23 months ago

      How do you open up the time bubbles?


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